Legal Studies in Profile

Tradition meets modernity: degree programmes at the Department of Legal Studies combine conventional course content with forward-looking course content - all with a view to strengthening sought-after competences in professional fields. Its special feature: pronounced practical relevance as well as interdisciplinary perspectives. 

The Department of Legal Studies offers young people interested in law the best of both worlds. On the one hand, it offers traditional degree programmes prepare students for a career in higher judicial service in the states of Berlin, Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt and for employment in cities, municipalities or non-profit organisations. On the other hand it offers forward-looking degree programmes, which provide training for working in the private sector (e.g. start-ups, corporations, banks or insurance companies), as well as for jobs that will be in greater demand in the future, such as custody and guardianship. 

Strong practical relevance, an interdisciplinary approach

Lecturers with a high level of didactic and specialist expertise teach at the department, particularly in the areas of insolvency, enforcement, custody and guardianship, family, real estate, commercial and corporate law. Interdisciplinary approaches play an important role in all the courses on offer. Interface competencies between business and law are taught, and key social science competencies are also conveyed in the distance learning course in Custody and Guardianship.  

Students benefit from the strong practical relevance perspective in all degree programmes. Two internships are completed as an integral part of the Company Law degree programme. Training takes place close to case work and is often learned intensively in small groups. The programmes for becoming certificated notary public assistants and legal assistants, as well as the Master’s degree programme in Custody and Guardianship are offered as courses that may be taken alongside work.